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Green Bullet Triple IPA - Green Flash Brewing Co.

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Green Bullet Triple IPAGreen Bullet Triple IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

1,601 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,601
Reviews: 249
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 11.45%
Wants: 49
Gots: 153 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Green Flash Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.10% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KansasBeerLover on 04-30-2013)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Crafty99, Oct 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Burkbom23, Oct 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

fehrminator, Oct 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

DeFaz, Oct 09, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

CEDAMA, Oct 09, 2013
Photo of danthehopslamman
4/5  rDev +1.8%

danthehopslamman, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of DIM
3.84/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a: Clear golden color; large, firm head with great retention and lace.

s: Earthy, pungent mango and a litterbox (in a good way). Big caramel and whiff of alcohol.

t: Huge, bracing caramel, surprising in a west coast IPA. Plenty of bitter grapefruit and tropical fruit as well. Lingering pithy citrus and a hot exhale.

m: Big, beefy, and plenty chewy.

o: I see the appeal, but this just wasn't quite right for me.

DIM, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

flyingmick, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

fox227, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of geuze_gone_wild
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

geuze_gone_wild, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of scotorum
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best By date is smudged but it is almost certainly recent, just bought two weeks ago and I have not seen it out on the shelves before.

Poured into a Sierra Nevada IPA glass from the 12 oz. bottle.

a: Clear deep gold with a two inch white head which faded slowly to heavy surface foam and moderate lacing.

s: Strong pine/citrus. Later a bit skunky.

t: Surprisingly mild up front at first for a high ABV triple, pine hop presence builds as it is consumed until it's on the verge of being mouth-puckering. Bitterness at the sides of the tongue and eventually pretty much the whole mouth. Slightly skunky aroma affects the taste later on.

m: Medium due to the hop bite. Smooth enough considering.

o: The hop dominates the malt and the alcohol. Not otherwise that tasty, but a TIPA likely to please most hopheads.

scotorum, Oct 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

BARFLYB, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

verdict603, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.43/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brewer's Haven in Boise has 12ozers and 22's... Glad I only got a small bottle. Great looking brew... 2 finger off white head atop a clear dark golden liquid... nice lacing and retention.

Nose is all onion/garlic hoppiness... thick and a bit offputting IMO.

Flavor mirrors the aroma with a thick bitterness that lasts and lasts.

Body is expected thicker side of medium but plenty of small bubble carbonation abounds too.

Okay, but just not my cup of beer... I just don't appreciate the onion/garlic hoppiness nor the burps that continue for 30 minutes after the bottle is gone.

4.25/3.25/3.25/4/3.5

JohnGalt1, Oct 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

IronTom, Oct 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

Sparty55, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of Hopster916
1.74/5  rDev -55.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

This beer is how I imagine a pine tree tastes. It was that bad. It is not like any other Imperial IPA I have ever tasted. No idea if it was a bad batch? The color and smell were decent, however the taste was awful due to the overpowering pine taste. If you are a fan of that sort of taste then look no further as THIS is your beer!

Hopster916, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of rlee1390
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear orange, one finger head, not much carbonation.

S-Very hoppy, pine, earthy, dirt and citrus.

T-Extremely hoppy, dirt, pine, citrus, orange, tad bit of alcohol heat, lots of bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, lots of hop resins, not much carbonation.

O-One of the the better "Triple IPAs" as the alcohol was't over powering, but still not much need for it.

rlee1390, Oct 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

dankjohn, Oct 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

Mersh, Oct 08, 2013
Photo of hagbergl
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Twelve ounce brown bottle served into my Beer Geek Nation tulip glass (of course).

Appearance (4/5): Copper, A beautiful, tightly bubbled, bone white head. Three fingers. Lots of lacing on the glass.

Smell (4/5): Beautiful clean tropical fruit smells: mango, peach, some ripe pineapple. That strangely funky gym sock dankness. An interesting smelling beer.

Taste (4.25/5): Green Bullet's taste follows the nose. Sweetness from the tropical hops hits first: peach, nectarine, apricot, and mango. It's lightly reminiscent of Southern Tier Unearthly in this respect. The malt backbone is quite substantial. Barely any alcohol presence. Major piney and grapefruit bitterness in the finish. Seems like a mix of the tropical and classic West Coast IPA hop profile/flavors. I, for one, think it works very well, though I would not say the flavor is as outstanding as some of Green Flash's other IPA's, particularly the Imperial IPA and Palate Wrecker. But hey, this sucker is as fresh as it gets and tasting very nice.

Mouthfeel (4/5): Good medium body and carbonation is at the appropriate level for a beer this big and resinous. Resinous in the early going, extremely dry in the finish. The alcohol is hidden very, very well. I taste not a single drop of alcohol.

Overall (4/5): Green Bullet is an outstanding beer in its own right, despite not quite reaching the level of greatness that other hoppy beers in Green Flash's lineup do. I heartily recommend it, since it is certainly tasty and unique enough to make it worth buying. Enjoy the hops!

hagbergl, Oct 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

woodchip, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

JohnnieNepal, Oct 07, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

thinwhiteduke, Oct 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.8%

BlackTuesday, Oct 07, 2013
Green Bullet Triple IPA from Green Flash Brewing Co.
88 out of 100 based on 1,601 ratings.